Last night, while I was asleep, the rain fell. I mean it collapsed. I wake up this morning to cool, clean, clear air. No sun though, the sky is white. For the first time in weeks, I can see the Twin Towers clearly from my garden. Thanks to the rain, the haze that has been cloaking the city has disappeared.
Here is a picture of a man. Like any other man, like you and me. So, what's the big deal? He gladly posed for this picture and I have 6 to choose from. A man who works in an alley in a tiny back-alley stall. Doesn't look like he has any trivial worries and opinions, does he? He was curious as to how my camera worked. He smiled. That's all I really care about.
Today is Remembrance Day in Malaysia. Today we remember the people who have lost their lives for the country. As the human race, we're very good at remembering dead people. How about the living? We can be very unforgiving to each other sometimes. Anything can spark a war. The racial slurring, the missiles and grenades explode and leaders attack. Only when it's all over, with thousands dead, we decide to remember. Like a bicycle wheel, it keeps turning and it'll all happen again. Someone will lose a life. The world is getting smaller and claustrophobia does funny things to your head.
My hope for future generations is simple. Tolerance and a smile for the odd stranger. Like this man in my picture. He smiled. That's all we should care about. Have a great week ahead everyone.